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ORTOVOX Recalls Avalanche Transceiver

  • ORTOVOX S1+ in the closed/transmit
  • ORTOVOX S1+ in the open/receive position
Name of Product:
ORTOVOX S1+ Avalanche Transceiver
Hazard:
The S1+ hardware can fail, resulting in an inability to transmit a discoverable signal during an emergency situation, even as the unit appears to be powered on and functioning properly.
Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
June 02, 2015
Units:
About 3,000
Consumer Contact

Deuter USA toll-free at (877) 384-9252 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email at ortovox.warranty@deuterusa.com or online at ortovox.com and click on the "S1+ Avalanche Transceiver Recall" box for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

The ORTOVOX S1+ transceiver is used as a beacon to locate an individual in the event of avalanche burial. The flip-case design transceiver is black with green accent stripes on the top sides. ORTOVOX and S1+ are printed on the top of the device. In the open/receive position the top half of the transceiver displays a blue screen with green border that displays an image and distance reading of the buried individual. The transceivers measure about 5 inches long by 3 inches wide by 1 inch thick in the closed/transmit position. All transceivers manufactured from 2010 through 2014 are included in the recall. The manufacture date is printed inside the battery door on the back of the transceiver with a roman numeral representing the quarter of the year and a two digit number referring to the year.

Remedy:

Consumers should stop using the recalled S1+ transceiver beacons immediately and return them to ORTOVOX for a free repair.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported.

Sold At

Outdoor specialty retailers, ski shops and directly nationwide from July 2010 through April 2015 for about $490.

Manufactured In:
Germany
Importer(s):

Deuter USA, of Longmont, Colo.

Distributor(s):

Ortovox, of Taufkirchen, Germany

Recall number:
15-154
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